Bournemouth remain top of the Sky Bet Championship following the latest round of fixtures as teams returned from this month’s international break.
First-half goals from Jamal Lowe and Jordan Zemura saw table-topping Bournemouth defeat Bristol City away at Ashton Gate, as the Cherries played their first match since the midweek announcement that David Brooks has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Karlan Grant’s 75th minute strike proved enough for second-placed West Brom to defeat Birmingham City in a tightly fought West Midlands derby.
Fulham regained third after Aleksandr Mitrovic’s brace helped the Cottagers thrash QPR 4-1 in a West London derby, with Bobby Reid and Antonee Robinson completing their win after Mitrovic’s opener had been cancelled out by the visitors’ Lyndon Dykes.
Coventry sit fourth after Tyler Walker’s strike and Thomas Kaminski’s 68th minute own goal saw the Robins complete a comeback to snatch a 2-2 draw away at Blackburn, as Rovers blew their half-time lead of two goals from Joe Rothwell and Sam Gallagher.
Stoke suffered a 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United to drop to fifth as Jacob Brown’s opener was cancelled out by Lys Mousset’s strike from David McGoldrick’s assist, before McGoldrick himself fired in the Blades’ eventual winner.
Goals from Tom Lees and Duane Holmes saw Huddersfield beat Hull 2-0 as the Terriers benefitted from QPR’s defeat to climb to sixth.
Down in the relegation zone, Derby remain rock-bottom of the Championship after holding Preston to a goalless draw at Deepdale.
Peterborough again sit second-bottom after suffering a 2-0 away defeat at Middlesbrough following late goals from Paddy McNair and Josh Coburn for the hosts.
Barnsley stay third-bottom after suffering a narrow defeat at Reading as John Swift struck a 77th minute winner for the Royals.
Elsewhere, Nottingham Forest made it four consecutive matches unbeaten since Steve Cooper took charge as Lewis Grabban netted a 61st minute winner to defeat Blackpool, after Brennan Johnson’s opener was cancelled out by the Tangerines’ Jerry Yates.
Luton claimed their first away win at Millwall since May 1999 as Harry Cornick netted a brace in a 2-0 victory, with both of his goals being assisted by Jordan Clark.
Finally, Jamie Paterson produced a goal and two assists as he set up strikes from Joel Piroe and Jake Bidwell as Swansea thrashed Cardiff 3-0 in the first Welsh derby of this season between the two clubs.